Reporter 402, 19 May 1997


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Philosophy first

For the first time in the UK this century three major philosophers in the field of Philosophy of Mind will be brought together. David Armstrong, Ullin Place and Jack Smart will attend a symposium – Forty Years of Australian Materialism – in the School of Philosophy on 21 June 1997, being held in conjunction with the European Society for Analytic Philosophy. Contact Professor Peter Simons ext 3298or email P.M.Simons@leeds. ac.uk for details.

Wine fair

The Senior Common Room Wine Club welcomes new members to join its tasting sessions. Presenters talk briefly about the wines' origins and history and six are usually sampled. The next event will be the Wine Fair on Wednesday June 25 at 7.30 pm when all members of staff and their friends are welcome. Further information and tickets (£6) from Pat Brooke ext 4161. Other SCR Club events include a cruise on the Ouse on Friday May 30 and a trip to Ripon races on Wednesday June 18. Details from Pat Brooke.

The SCR book sale in March raised £263 for the WUS Overseas Students' Hardship Fund. Further sales will be held on June 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 – donations to Pat Brooke or Gordon Leedale in the SCR. Record sales will be held on May 22 and 23 and June 5, 6, 19 and 20, also in aid of WUS.

Summer parking permits

200 books of special parking permits will be issued for the month of August which may be used at any time during the day as a daily permit. The permits for 21 working days cost £30 (non-refundable) and will be on sale at the Parkinson reception from July 1.

Nursery needs donations

The Fourman Nursery is looking for donations for its tombola stall at its 25th anniversary fair on Saturday June 14 from 2–4 pm. Contributions should be taken to the nursery on Mount Preston Street.

Flats adviser

Applications are invited from members of academic, academic-related and senior administrative staff for the residential post of Adviser at St Mark's Flats. Details from Lynda Brown ext 6079. Informal enquiries to Mrs Griffiths ext 6071.

Access funds

Access funds are available to full-time UK under- or postgraduates and applications are being considered from students who need money for the rest of the semester and the summer vacation. Substantial sums of money are still available. Students wishing to start a study programme next year will also be considered. If you are aware of any students who might benefit please refer them to the Welfare Services office on the first floor of the Union building.

Life in focus

A conference aiming to bring people together to work on ways of expressing what they value in their daily lives expects more than 500 participants. Women and Texts: Languages, Technologies and Communities will run from July 2–5 alongside the Women's Arts Festival in Leeds. Further information from Dr Lynette Hunter in English ext 4739.

Exhibition news

An exhibition of Hebraica and Judaica from the Cecil Roth Collection is currently being held at the University. Decorated manuscripts and broadsheets from the 14th-19th centuries will be on show in the Brotherton Library until May 30 in the Special Collections Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, compiled by Eva Frojmovic and Frank Felsenstein.

Get away from it all

In a deal for University staff special weekend 'room only' rates are available at over 80 three and four star hotels across the country. Locations such as York, Chester and Gloucester are available. Stays must include a Saturday night and bookings must be made within three weeks of the start of the stay. There is no obligation to eat at the hotel and prices range from £42-£65. Contact WK Marketing tel 01536 330479 for details.

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